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Nineteen students advance in Houston Rodeo art competition

Rodeo Art Advancing to HLSR 2024

Nineteen Pearland Independent School District artists were recently selected to advance in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo art program competition. Their artwork is moving on to the next round of judging known as Grand Prix, in which 72 pieces of art will be chosen by judges to be auctioned for student awards and the rodeo’s educational fund. Additionally, one student was awarded a gold medal in the Special Needs category.

These students won best of show, gold medal and special merit for their Western-themed art during rodeo art judging held on Jan. 19:

Best of Show:

  • Sion Joo, Dawson High School (3D)
  • Brooklynn Carmen, Dawson High School (3D)
  • Emily Anderson, Pearland High School
  • Laura Bunta, Berry Miller Junior High
  • Alan Bishop, Alexander Middle School

 Gold Medal:

  • Katherine Xie, Dawson High School 
  • Jack Liu, Dawson High School
  • Rachel Huynh, Berry Miller Junior High
  • Gwyneth Cass, Magnolia Elementary           
  • Logan Roque, Pearland High School

Special Merit:

  • Binita Halder, Dawson High School                                     
  • Grace Ji, Dawson High School                                                          
  • Ruith Hea, Dawson High School                   
  • Shelby Clauson, Pearland High School         
  • Faith Nguyen, Dawson High School                                     
  • Rubi Thorn, Dawson High School                                        
  • Caitlin Davie, Dawson High School                                      
  • Sion Joo, Dawson High School                                             
  • Kaitly Bui, Dawson High School                              
  • Zoe Yang, Dawson High School                                           

The Art teachers from Dawson High School is Teri Zuteck; from Pearland High School are Alyssa Hartgrove and Rebeka Hillburn; from Berry Miller Junior High is Sara Mendoza; from Alexander Middle School is Isaac Mardis and from Magnolia Elementary is Katie White.

Pearland ISD congratulates the students and their art teachers on this great achievement.


  • Alexander
  • Berry-Miller
  • DHS
  • District
  • Magnolia
  • PHS